Slingshot senior columnist. StarCraft and CS:GO expert who pushes narratives over numbers.

Worlds – stuchiu edition

I follow League very casually, but here are the things I’ve come to learn about Worlds and what to watch out for. First, the farther forg1ven goes the more you should follow his twitter for hilarious retweets. Second, there will always be an inevitable collapse of fandom screaming bloody murder when their favorite team gets

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The game of highlander

I’ve always viewed 1v1 competitive games as a gigantic game of highlander. Unlike team games where the purpose is to get 5 ppl and create a greater sum than its individual parts, in a 1v1 game it is only you and you alone. So teammates can neither help nor hurt you. You can’t be booted

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Seeking Validation

Recently a bunch of teams have been bought or made partnerships with mainstream NBA teams. That’s cool, there’s a lot of money, publicity, etc. so it’s good for those teams. The strangest thing about this news is the amount of validation a lot of fans see in this news. It’s similar to when ESPN started

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Be bold in your predictions

This applies to every game and every analyst, but as Worlds is around the corner hopefully they take it to heart the soonest. When making predictions the most important part is the argumentation, the logic, the how, why and who will win or what conditions they can win under. After that, I think the second

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How far will ELeague go?

Today it was announced that ELeague got the nod to do the next Major in CS:GO. This is great for all involved as they have great production, they’re well run and already highly respected by the community and the players. With them being a major partner though, my question is this. How far will ELeague

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NY state of mind

I’m not really a music guy. Never had a cd player, iPod or radio growing up, so when I finally did get one I had no idea what to listen to or anything like that. Never had the ear for it and I couldn’t tell you anything about how an instrument sounds like or what

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Flipping the Coin

Have you ever flipped a coin? If you flipped a coin without ever taking a statistics class or doing it by hand and predicted the result, the end result usually looks something like this: T, H, H, T, H, T, H, T, etc. Our minds know that the probabilities is 50% so if you wrote it

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The conclusion before the argument

Whenever a prominent figure in the community posts a piece of content, the first half of comments will be made reacting solely to the headline. In many cases, they come into the discussion with a pre-packaged argument about what they want to say. This recently happened over the weekend with the reactions to Montecristo’s vlog

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